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6 September, 2023

Dialing for Democracy: Phonebank to Defend Reproductive Rights in Virginia

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Volunteer to phone bank to protect access to reproductive rights

Reproductive rights are on the ballot in Virginia in November 2023.

Virginia Republican Governor Youngkin is pushing for 15 week abortion ban. Other Virginia Republicans are demanding a full ban. - CBS

The National Women's Political Caucus - Virginia has endorsed a slate of candidates that will protect women's freedoms, and Center For Common Ground is organizing volunteers to increase voter turnout and make it easier to find where to vote. Help them increase voter turnout by volunteering to phone bank, where ever you live.

Dial for democracy. Volunteer to phone bank to protect women's right to get reproductive healthcare

Democracy is not a spectator sport

Virginia's General Election will be on November 7, 2023. Every legislative seat is up for election (40 Senate and 100 House). 37 House seats lean Republican, 31 lean Democratic, and 32 seats are up for grabs in new districts. Early voting starts on September 22 and ends on November 4. You can find a list of all early voting locations here.

Free training resources for activists

Free online training course from Democracy Labs on how to phone bank for activists and organizer

Learn how to phone bank

Learn how to canvass and get out the vote by phone banking (4 minute course). You'll learn how to prepare, work from a script and the five basic rules of phone banking.

Free video course from Democracy Labs on how to tell your Personal Story for volunteers, canvassers and activists.

How to tell your personal story
A quick way to build rapport when canvassing, phone banking or just meeting someone new. (5 min video course)

Personal Stories tell a story and invites others to take part in that work. They are useful in almost any form of organizing. - Progressive Turnout Project

Strategy for organizers is a free Demlabs online course taught by Heather Booth the founder of The Midwest Academy.

Strategy for organizers

An interactive online course taught by Heather Booth, founder of the Midwest Academy. The course consists of both interactive lessons and video clips that you can complete at your own pace.

TakeAway: Volunteer. Get involved. "If you are not at the table, you are on the menu".

Deepak
DemLabs

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